The Cumberland Gap Folklife Project

Posted on March 13, 2017

I’m thrilled to report that I now direct the Cumberland Gap Folklife Project. Generously funded by the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, this project will result in new photographs, a documentary film series, an exhibit, apprenticeships and internships for artists, new programming at the annual White Lightning Trail Festival, and much more! Check out the project website for updates. Somehow I’ve made the plunge from making still photographs to moving images!

Southern Accent

Posted on March 13, 2017

I’m proud to have work from my Post Script series included in the landmark exhibition Southern Accent which debuted at the Nasher Museum of Art this past August. An attendant exhibit catalog provides further context and insights. I encourage anyone interested in art and the South to check out either the show or book! Curators Trevor Schoonmaker and Miranda Lash did a superb job.
The show travels next to the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. For further details, check out the Speed’s website.
The exhibit was recently featured in the Oxford American, as well as a great many other publications.


Posted on October 01, 2016

I’ll be presenting at the American Folklore Society’s conference in Miami this month! Please join me if you are in the area. I’ll be discussing my ongoing body of work Silent Ballad in the context of a forum on The Unfinished Story. This will be a very raw look at work in progress which will also probe deeper questions about the very process of art-making. Please join me on October 19 at the Hyatt Regency if you happen to be in the area. Click here for event details.

Half King

Posted on July 01, 2016

It is a great honor to have a solo show at the Half King in New York’s Chelsea district. I will be speaking about the work as part of the Half King Photography Series on July 19. Please come out if you are in New York at that time! Click here for event details.

New Yorker

Posted on May 30, 2016


Katie Ryder did a very nice article on my Silent Ballad work, titled “The Elderly Bearers of a Folk-Music Tradition in East Tennessee,” which was featured in the New Yorker on May 22. Please click here to see the feature. I am proud to share these portraits of my dear friends, many of whom are artists I represent at Sandrock Recordings.


Il Post

Posted on April 19, 2016

I admittedly can’t read a word of what was written as it’s in Italian, but big thanks to Il Post for featuring my Post Script body of work!